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PAST PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

1. Award Number: AID-165-A-12-00002, Subcontractor IIEP-01/12
2. Contractor/Recipient Name and Address:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Prime implementer: Macedonian Center for Civic Education, MCEC Address:
Kozle 1-b, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
3. Type of Award (e.g., grant, contract, etc.):
4. Name of Project: Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP)
5. Description, location, and relevancy of work, including information on any problems
encountered and the applicant’s corrective actions:
From the beginning of 2012 (until the end of 2016) CHRCR serves as a partner organization to
the Macedonian Center for Civic Education in the implementation of the USAID Project on
Interethnic Integration in Education. It provides expertise for building capacities of the key
educational institutions to introduce interethnic integration at school level (all primary and
secondary schools) by training master trainers and mentors and developing modules and
manuals for training of trainers and implementing activities. Within this project, CHRCR is in
charge of establishing model schools for interethnic integration and developing manuals in
support of the implementation of interethnic integration. It is also responsible for monitoring
and evaluation of the overall project activities.
Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP) is comprised of four mutually-supporting
and inter-related components:
•Community Outreach – Raise awareness of the importance of inter-ethnic integration and
why it is vital for the future stability of Macedonia and its accession in to the European Union.
Build public understanding for interethnic integration in education and its ultimate goal of
ensuring all Macedonian children receive a high-quality education.
•Capacity Building of school management and teachers – Provide teachers, school managers
and school boards with the skills they need to work in a multi-ethnic environment, to help
prevent divisions along ethnic lines in their schools and communities, and to create conditions
that promote ethnic integration.
•Demonstration Schools – Provide more holistic and intensive interventions in a few selected
schools. These model schools will provide examples of best practices and lessons learned and
will contribute to a deeper understanding on various approaches to ethnic integration.
•Provision of Incentives to Schools and Communities – Provide school refurbishments as an
incentive for schools to participate in ethnic integration activities. Assist these communities
with the improvement of the infrastructure and learning environments of their schools,
including ensuring that these schools are accessible to the disabled.
CHRCR is primarily responsible for carrying out the activities under Component 3,
monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the overall IIEP, and providing support for
Component 2 activities related mainly to designing and delivering trainings. CHRCR is also in
charge of monitoring and evaluation of the overall project activities:

Developing the concept for interethnic integration through education

Preparing manuals for implementing the concept of interethnic integration in education

Designing training modus, training trainers, teachers, and key educational officials

Establishing and supporting Model schools


Supporting joint students’ activities with ethnically mixed groups of students/teachers

Supporting joint student bodies and democratic participation of students

Designing and implementing baseline study

Designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities (developing M&E
indicators and instruments for performing M&E, and performing M&E activities)
6. Dollar Value of Award: Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$): 850.000 usd for the
period April 2012 – December 2016
7. Date of Award: April 2012 – December 2016
Award Completion Date (including extensions):
8. Type and Extent of Subawards (if any):
IIEP-01/12; Annex no. 1/13, Annex no. 2/14, Annex no. 3/15 and Annex no. 4/16
9. Name, Telephone Number, and E-mail Address of a Reference(s) from the Awarding
Entity:
Nebojsa MOJSOSKI, IIEP Chief of Party, nmojsoski@mcgo.org.mk
MCEC Address: Kozle 1-b, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

1. Award Number: 7177168
2. Contractor/Recipient Name and Address:
World Bank, World Bank 1818 H Street, N.W, Washington DC 20433
3. Type of Award (e.g., grant, contract, etc.):
4. Name of Project: Socio-emotional skills development with students in FYR Macedonia
5. Description, location, and relevancy of work, including information on any problems
encountered and the applicant’s corrective actions:
The aim of the project was to support the adaptation and implementation of two grit
interventions: student intervention and teacher-level intervention. Both interventions intend to
improve the middle school students’ academic performance, schooling decisions, and attitudes
toward effort and persistence inside and outside of school. The intervention seeks to answer
whether and how differences in grit affect educational outcomes in the given country context,
whether and how grit can be changed through a targeted intervention, and what the
consequences of such an intervention are on a broad set of educational outcomes and attitudes
toward effort and persistence. Critically, the proposed work will look at whether the initial
distribution of grit and the impacts of the intervention vary by gender and ethnicity.
Target group were teachers and students in 6th and 7th grade in public schools in the country.
CHRCR as a local team of experts was in charge of:
1. Adaptation and translation of the student intervention
2. Adaptation and translation of the teacher-level intervention
3. Adaptation of psychological scales and metrics to be used during the intervention.

4. Implementation of pre-test of student and teacher intervention materials
5. Development of the teacher training module
6. Organizing the teacher training
7. Conducting the teacher training (25 groups, 678 teachers)
8. Organizing a consultative meeting
6. Dollar Value of Award: Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$):
Total: 100.000 USD
7. Date of Award: November 2015
Award Completion Date: June 2016 (including extension)
8. Type and Extent of Subawards (if any):
Extension Contract 7178157
9. Name, Telephone Number, and E-mail Address of a Reference(s) from the Awarding
Entity:
Ana María Muñoz Boudet, Senior Social Scientist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice
1-202-458-5306, 1-202-492-8275, amunozboudet@worldbank.org

1. Award Number: PCA/14-01
2. Contractor/Recipient Name and Address:
UNICEF Office in Skopje, UNICEF Country Office, Orce Nikolov 74 PO BOX 491, 1000
Skopje, tel: ++389 32 31 150
3. Type of Award (e.g., grant, contract, etc.): Program Cooperation Agreement
4. Name of Project: Diversity in early child development
5. Description, location, and relevancy of work, including information on any problems
encountered and the applicant’s corrective actions:
From March 2014, in cooperation with UNICEF and the British Embassy, CHRCR implements
the project on Diversity in Early Child Development. Within the project, CHRCR has proposed
improvements in the official Early Child Development curriculum and raised awareness in preschool teachers from all public kindergartens through the country for respecting diversity and
multiculturalism. CHRCR produced a manual with workshops for pre-school kids that promote
respect for diversity and multiculturalism and is in charge of supporting its implementation in ten
pilot kindergartens from different municipalities.
Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution prepared a manual with series of activities
organized around a diverse company of four children called MELA. It aims to promote respect
for diversity and multiculturalism in kindergartens and centers for early childhood development
in RM, as a support of the Program for Early Learning and Development. During the period from
February to May 2015, most of these activities were piloted in ten kindergartens located in
different municipalities.

The main conclusion of the quantitative research is that the preschool teachers and parents are
aware that the activities are beneficial for promoting respect for diversity and multi-culturalism.
Therefore, during the assessment of their effects they attribute them great merits in terms of all
assessed indicators. The main conclusion from the qualitative research is that the preschool
teachers’ and parents’ perception about the effects of the activities on the children’s knowledge
and behavior does not match the current knowledge and attitudes of children who participated in
most of the designed activities. However, through the stories about the MELA company children
have acquired knowledge about the ethnic, linguistic and other differences, which during the
four-month period of the implementation of the activities failed to generalize to the people and
situations in everyday life.
Recommendations emphasize that the most important prerequisite for providing the desired
effects of the activities is to allow for their long and continuous implementation. It is going to
help the preschool teachers to internalize the knowledge, attitudes and values promoted by the
activities and to link skillfully the activities from the manual with the situations from everyday
life.
Main activities conducted by CHRCR:
1. Policy change- revision of pre-school education curriculum and inspection framework,
development of a teacher training module on respect for diversity and multiculturalism and
training of teacher teams from all kindergartens;
2. Piloting of teacher training programme, developing a teacher manual and children’s materials
and supporting implementation in ten pilot kindergartens;
3. Promoting respect for diversity and multiculturalism through social media and materials.
A teacher training programme and materials, such as teacher manuals and picture books were
developed by CHRCR as a direct contribution to the implementation of the revised pre-school
education curriculum, i.e. the National Programme for Early Learning and Development in ten
pilot kindergartens. The activities were primarily intended for children from the oldest age group
in kindergarten or 4-5 years of age and aimed at helping the pre-school institutions to create
conditions that enable children: (1) to develop self-esteem and self-confidence, (2) to accept
differences and similarities among children in any respect, (3) to recognize the actions that hurt
others and understand the consequences of such actions, and (4) to learn how to react when
exposed to stereotypes, prejudice and/or discrimination towards them or the others.
CHRCR developed materials (manual for teachers with working materials for children or 19
picture books. These were piloted in ten kindergartens from different municipalities to ensure
regional, ethnic and language representation. During the pilot phase 103 preschool teachers from
ten kindergartens were trained. They implemented the programme in a total of 94 groups in ten
pilot kindergartens and materials for 2600 children included in the activities were provided.
In order to create conditions that would enable the successful implementation of the intervention,
the pilot kindergartens were supported on the job by the CHRCR experts. The support also
focused on adapting the kindergarten mission and vision, as well as the physical environment to
promote respect for diversity in every respect.

6. Dollar Value of Award:
140.000 USD
7. Date of Award: 2 April 2014
Award Completion Date (including extensions):February 2016
8. Type and Extent of Subawards (if any):
Basic agreement PCA/14-01: April 2014 – 31 May 2015 90.000 USD
PCA/14-01/Amendment 1: May 2014 – February 2016 (adding Project Component II):
Project Component I : 90.000 USD
Project Component II: 16.000 USD
PCA/14-01/Amendment 2: April 2015 – 30 June 2015 (extending Project Component I):
Project Component I: 100.000 USD
Project Component II: 16.000 USD
PCA/14-01/Amendment 3: May 2015 – January 2016 (extending Project Component II):
Project Component I: 100.000 USD
Project Component II: 40.000 USD
9. Name, Telephone Number, and E-mail Address of a Reference(s) from the Awarding
Entity:
Nora Shabani, UNICEF Office in Skopje, UNICEF Country Office, Orce Nikolov 74 PO BOX
491, 1000 Skopje, tel: ++389 32 31 150

1. Award Number: UNHCR/MKD01/2016/Pillar 1/0000000089/000
2. Contractor/Recipient Name and Address:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Skopje
3. Type of Award (e.g., grant, contract, etc.): contract
4. Name of Project: Increasing the Public Awareness on the Plight of Refugees, Asylum
Seekers and Other Persons in need of international protection
5. Description, location, and relevancy of work, including information on any problems
encountered and the applicant’s corrective actions:
The project offers an approach that would effectively address the problem of low
public awareness about the refugees in a context where (as concluded and
recommended from the Poll in 2015) there is insufficient knowledge among the
local population about the refugees; the information about the refugees are
mainly received through TV; there is a prevalent outgroup perception of the
refugees as someone there and at the same time low general motivation for
undertaking solidarity actions is present since the local population is preoccupied
with its own problems – unemployment being the major one. The local population
has very limited, or no knowledge at all, about the sufferings that the people in
need of international protection has been through prior reaching Macedonia, such

as the Syrians for example.
This project offers an approach that has the following objectives: (1) to raise
awareness and increase empathy about the refugees’ plight; (2) to provide
information about the refugee crisis and refugees’ rights; and (3) to encourage
support for the refugees.
The project activities are structured in two pillars according to the foreseen
objectives:
I. COMMUNITY OUTREACH –
general public through:

intends to increase the awareness of the

- public space installations – featuring information on the current refugee crisis
through publicly displayed pavement stickers, image boards, posters and vinyl
stickers etc.
It is expected that a wider audience, while passing on its everyday route without
additional efforts will get information about being a refugee, refugees’ rights and
plights, develop awareness that everyone could be a refugee, and will also
encourage them to take solidarity actions.
II.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - intends to increase the awareness of the
unemployed youth and students through:
- training of unemployed youth on different topics concerning the issue of the
refugees and engaging them in the implementation of project activities.
It is expected that training and engaging the selected unemployed youth will have
a positive influence on their own attitudes towards the refugees and that they will
serve as positive models in their surroundings. Furthermore, by addressing their
main concern (the unemployment and financial dependence) through obtaining a
financial incentive for their engagement, their constructive collaboration and
dedication are expected.
- training of secondary school students and teachers/professional service staff on
different topics concerning the issue of the refugees and engaging them in
planning and implementation of advocacy actions in their community.
It is expected that by involving students in a pro-active manner, a positive
influence will be made on their own attitudes towards the refugees, they will be
more prepared for future positive actions and they, and their actions, will serve as
a positive model in their surroundings.

6. Dollar Value of Award: Approx. Value of Services (in Current US$): 65.000 usd

7. Date of Award: October 2016 – December 2016
Award Completion Date (including extensions):
8. Type and Extent of Subawards (if any):
9. Name, Telephone Number, and E-mail Address of a Reference(s) from the Awarding
Entity:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Skopje